GRAPEVINE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A high school principal at the center of a controversy in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is now on administrative leave.READ MORE: Big Cowboys Win Means Massive Shopping Spree For Some
The school district announced Monday, August 30, Colleyville Heritage High Principal Dr. James Whitfield was placed on paid administrative leave.
“As this is an ongoing personnel matter, we will not comment further. We remain committed to providing a learning environment at Colleyville Heritage that fosters and encourages student academic and extracurricular achievement,” Grapevine-Colleyville ISD said in a news release.READ MORE: Fall Allergy Season Has Arrived In North Texas
Some in the district have accused him of implementing critical race theory in the classroom.
He was asked to remove photos from Facebook taken on a beach vacation with is wife, that some felt were inappropriate.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Officers Looking For Animal Cruelty Suspect Who Abandoned Puppy
The school district has called the photos questionable for an educator, especially a principal or administrator, and they said it has nothing to do with race.